Blogcritics was kind enough to publish my article, “Context Is Everything” on September 9. Dan Miller, in comment #8, said that “Hubris” is a better middle name for Barack Obama, since he has earned that name. I cannot argue with Dan’s comment, or his excellent article supporting his assertion. All I can do is further illustrate Dan’s point. Recent revelations show the new name to be much more appropriate. So, we can now refer to Obama as Barack Hubris Obama.
Now we fast forward a bit. Blogcritics was again kind enough to publish my “How Much More Can We Take?” on September 12. It was, as usual, pooh-poohed by the Democrats/liberals/progressives (yes, that’s intended to be a pejorative term) who seem to haunt this otherwise respectable web site. Yes, I, just in case y’all missed it, insulted Democrats/liberals/progressives. Permit me to be specific: in comment #17, Eric Strauss said, “To Glenn Contrarian: Man, you absolutely crushed Warren. I bet that felt good, huh? I laughed out loud reading your comments. I almost feel a little bad for Warren.” I think that comment pretty well summarizes the nature of Glenn’s and some other rants.
But I digress. One of the themes of the “How Much More Can We Take?” article was about how Obama and others in his administration were quick to blame a video that was unflattering to Mohammed as the cause for the “spontaneous” embassy and consulate (sovereign US territory) attacks, and the murder of four American citizens. I said, in the article, “But now we learn that the attack at a US consulate in Benghazi may have been planned and backed by al-Qaeda.”
Now we find that the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the attacks were not spontaneous; that they were planned. Yet on September 14, fully 72 hours after the attacks, White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “Let’s be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region.” When asked specifically about the Benghazi consulate attack, Carney said, “We have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”
Obama’s security failure and attempted coverup are, indeed, a show of how self-confident he is and has become with the MSM, and how he expects the MSM to believe every word he utters or orders released. By the way, “self-confident” is a definition of the word “hubris.”
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has this statement on his website:
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Arizona), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) sent a letter to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice seeking clarification on her statements that the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya was the result of a ‘spontaneous reaction.’ The evidence clearly shows the attack that resulted in the death of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens was planned and coordinated. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, you made several troubling statements that are inconsistent with the facts and require explanation.” [emphasis added]
And Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said, “People kept calling for the truth and, in the end, the administration realized that what they had tried to put together – blaming it on this movie and having it as a spontaneous act rather as being a terrorist act – wasn’t going to sell because it obviously wasn’t true.”
So, indeed, Barack Obama did earn the middle name “Hubris,” and it took only two “spontaneous” attacks and four American lives to earn it. Not bad.
Democrats/liberals/progressives will offer sources saying that Bush was complicit in 9/11, and will cite “crackpot truther” and speculation sources, but no one will offer any sources from the Bush administration. But we have, from no less than Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense (and Obama administration member) saying that terrorists planned the consulate attack. Panetta said, “As we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, it became clear that there were terrorists who planned that attack.”